gstreamer codecs working really bad

Bug #257671 reported by manzur on 2008-08-13
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

i have a compaq presaario sr1215la and when i try to play a video it goes frame by frame with no audio, but it isnt always but sometimes, so i have to reboot my computer to prove luck, so please fix that problem, i have loved ubuntu since the first time i tried it, but this problem is driving me crazy, so please do something about it, if u need more details about this problem please send me an email, i wanna contribute to ubuntu , god bless u guys and keep up the good work.

Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please attach your X server configuration file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the "Attachment:" box below. Which Ubuntu version do you use? Which playback program do you use? Which codecs does the problematic videos have? Can you reproduce it with one video file or is it random? Thanks in advance.

manzur (sl-solaris) wrote :

i use hardy heron 8.04 LTS, totem, totem gstreamer, i cant say exactly which codecs problematic video has, i just can say that the codecs that i use are the ones that totem promt me to install the first time i try to reproduce i video file , like avi, mpeg, mkv, and now that i remermber the problem is not only with video files but whit dvd videos too, and for the las question, the problem is that sometimes in random when i turn on my computer and login into ubuntu and play a video i get this problem so i have to restart it to see if i can play a video this time, some time i cant and happens what i told in the last message, some times it works fine, but when i reproduce one video after another, the problem appears so i have to restart my computer again, and that is always, so please help me, this problem drives me crazy, and be sure i havent install or offers ubuntu to more friend becouse i know if they get this problem they surely tell me they dont like!
god bless u guys!

manzur (sl-solaris) wrote :
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

Can you check if vlc and/or mplayer have the same problem?

manzur (sl-solaris) wrote :

yes, i checked it out but is not the same problem, in vlc the video plays good but there is not audio, and in totem theres is not audio and the video goes slowly frame by frame, please help me, god bless u all!

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, Which type of file is the one you're trying to see, avi, mpeg, etc? Do you get the same results if you see the video with: gst-launch-0.10 playbin uri=file:///path/to/video ? thanks.

Changed in totem:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
manzur (sl-solaris) wrote :

avi, mkv, flv, mp4, dvd, ogg and what is it : "gst-launch-0.10" i searched for that in repositories and i didnt find anything.

Onkar Shinde (onkarshinde) wrote :


gst-launch-0.10 is a command provided by gstreamer. You will have to type 'gst-launch-0.10 playbin uri=file:///path/to/video' in terminal.

manzur (sl-solaris) wrote :

this is what i get:

manzur@manzur-desktop:~$ gst-launch-0.10 playbin uri=file:///path/to/video
Setting pipeline to PAUSED ...
ERROR: Pipeline doesn't want to pause.
ERROR: from element /playbin0/source: Resource not found.
Additional debug info:
gstfilesrc.c(977): gst_file_src_start (): /playbin0/source:
No such file "/path/to/video"
Setting pipeline to NULL ...
FREEING pipeline ...

manzur (sl-solaris) wrote :

i think it has something to do with web browser, becouse when firefox is opened sometimes i cant hear video audio and when i close my browser and open a video file i can watch and hear its audio, so i give you this clue!

manzur (sl-solaris) wrote :

please ubuntu team, HELP!!!!, I cant satnd it anymore, I dont know if this is becouse compiz fusion, or it is about a lib that i have not installed, or it is about a driver, or a bad configuration, i dont know why, but this is driving me crazy, since the first time i am using ubuntu, i have allways got this problem, and it is that i cant play a video, i am not saying that i have never watch a video, but almost always i cant hear its audio or totem crashes, video goes in slow motion!! please fix it, this is one of my BIGGEST problems in ubuntu.
god bless you with this bug, if you need anything, please just ask, but lets fix it, PLEASE!

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue is likely an adobe flash interaction one

Changed in totem:
assignee: desktop-bugs → nobody
status: Incomplete → New
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